The Seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health was a success! Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialist, shares key takeaways from the recent event:
The Seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health took place July 5-7, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Although Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz OEM was unable to attend this year’s event, he is excited to reflect on key takeaways attendees learned from the event. This year’s event centered around how the COVID-19 and resulting activity impacted the overall trajectory of the universal need for sustainability. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is one of many programs to spawn from these events. At the Seventh Conference, professionals in European healthcare and environmental management converged to discuss the Agenda. This new plan is now being reflected on as an update to the framework set forth by the European Environmental and Health Process (EHP), which established the Seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health back in 1989.
Other key points discussed at this year’s Ministerial Conference in Budapest, Hungary included addressing how climate change has impacted human health dimensions, environmental pollution concerns, land degradation and biodiversity loss experienced around the world and how recovering from the pandemic, as a society, can be achieved through promotion of a healthy and just transition with respect to environmental health. Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz looks forward to reading official statements and presentations from the event, which will be made public soon.